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2716  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Removing sticky stuff on: July 28, 2006, 04:47:32 PM
Weird topic title, i know.  I recently bought Castlevania DS from gamestop, used.  When I went to put in the cartridge, I noticed it was EXTREMELY sticky on the back.  I don't know if some dumb fuckwad put a sticker on the back of the cartridge or what, but I got a new DS lite and I baby the hell out of it.  So, i'm looking for something that could remove the stickyness.  I could take it back, but it's hard to find so I would rather try to fix this.  Also, it's a 30 minute drive one way.

To clarify, it is so sticky that if I press my thumb against the back, I can flail my arms and do jumping jacks and it does not budge.  I got some of the stickyness off, but it's still a little more sticky than i'd like.
2717  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / World of Warcraft OH MY GOD CURRENT EVENTS THREAD on: July 26, 2006, 01:47:38 PM
Yeah, don't sweat it with epics.

When I hit 60 on my priest I joined a raiding guild.  It was fun to do MC (though I only did it a couple times, so it never got a chore yet) but I had to give up sleep, social time on weekends, and studying.  Just not worth it since I'm not exactly the smartest person there is.  I need to study to keep and retain stuff for when I graduate in a couple semesters.

And anyways, priest epics seem kinda lame, minus the AQ set.  Yeah, priests are mainly healers, but i'd still love to see some +dmg thrown in on some of tier 1 or tier 2.
2718  The Rest / The Bazaar / WTB Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow on: July 26, 2006, 01:44:30 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Heh I got it.....my good buddy Dagg has revealed not only his secret identity to me, but has also got a copy on the way for me.

Yeah I sent Dagg a pst when I saw it posted to see if you took him up on the offer or not.

Thanks for the find, Cauton.  I would probably take that offer up, but luckily the gamestop at my school (which i just came back to) had a copy for $30.  So i'm happy.
2719  The Rest / General Discussions / Bill Gates, so evil! on: July 24, 2006, 02:42:49 PM

I'm not a big fan of Microsoft as a company/corporation, but Bill Gates seems like a genuinely decent guy.  Add that to the fact that he's soon going to be giving away a lot of his money just goes to show that he (appears) different than most people with money.
2720  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW - Pimp Your Fucking Server on: July 24, 2006, 02:34:29 PM
Quote from: "Marona"
allaince on the azshara server

ugh.  i rolled a character on azshara on the horde side and got him to 40 before i quit.  fucking lame server.  horde guilds are asshats.  alliance guilds are pricks.  alliance in general seem to be plain asshats.  I'll admit i'm a carebear at times and will let people go if they aren't worth the kill (ex: i'm much higher than them or they were fighting a mob or two).  However it always comes back to bite me in the ass every time.  Just kind of annoying, but whatever.  I cc'ed them once I rezzed and healed up.  I've been on two different pvp servers up to 60 and didn't see anywhere close to the faggotry that i saw on azshara every day.


i'm on korgoth (horde), burning blade (alliance), and skullcrusher (alliance).  starting up a mage soon.  don't know where i'm going to roll yet.  i rarely roll on the same server twice.
2721  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 24, 2006, 02:26:15 PM
Quote from: "Dio"
When it comes to AV and AB, Shamans don't really turn the tide of the BG's, but with WSG, they really turn the tide because Earth Bind Totems + Ghost Wolf = Win....

I can see this being particularly helpful for any wsg game below level 40, i think most shaman would trade it for blessing of freedom anyday :).

And I forgot the macro offhand, but any druid can kill totems easily.  It's something like:
/target Earthbind totem
/target <rest of totems>
/cast Moonfire (rank 1)

or something like that.  really effective.. if by the odd chance you actually have a druid in wsg.
2722  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 22, 2006, 01:48:21 PM
Quote from: "Dio"
... Eh, who knows. All I know is that WSG won't be a Horde-dominated BG anymore. Haha!

I really don't think Shamans have anything to do with Horde winning WSG.  Paladins have mail/plate + shields, quick easy buffs, and best of all (for wsg), blessing of freedom.  I've seen servers where it goes both way.  I don't think there's any real inherent advantage (besides the fact that Horde seem to have a smaller percentage of idiots).

Yeah, Shamans have purge.  So do Priests.  Paladins get it later as well, but it's not as effective.

Back on topic, one thing that does scream unfair is the blood elf racial + Paladins.  Paladins that have an aoe silence plus a drain mana racial?  daaaamn.
2723  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 21, 2006, 06:00:43 PM
Quote from: "Dade"
Edit: Ya know, now that I've thought about it for a few minutes....why didnt Blizzard just go with the typical Anti-Paladin style and introduce a Shadowknight or Reaver style class (in the fashion of EQ and DAoC, respectively) and a "Blatantly Hippy" class for the alliance to counter the Shaman? Would it be really that hard to make a Tank with light DPS capability but with great DoT abilities?

As a result of this, I wonder if Shaman / Paladins will become less solo friendly since their buffs will be scaled down?

Anyways, qft.  If they did this though, they'd have to think up of some new abilities (while keeping the things, like blessings and totems, intact) and probably new armor sets.  I'd like to see it anyways.

But, regardless of all the bitching going on, it'll be good in the long run.  Like some of you have already mentioned, it'll stop the whole "easy mode" shit people keep saying and pvp will perhaps become more balanced.
2724  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / WoW: Horde to get Paladins, Alliance Shamans on: July 21, 2006, 01:40:09 PM
lol.  wow, blizzard really didn't want to get off their lazy ass and think of an idea besides this.  I wonder what all the "omg I'm quitting horde imbalance is unfairz!" and "solutions to pve imbalance" topics will turn into?

after reading a bit of posts, i like this quote:

"Possibly the biggest copout to fixing a broken game mechanic in the history of gaming."
2725  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: July 18, 2006, 11:12:24 PM
You have to keep in mind that the battle system is designed around it. Since you can split your team up to cover more ground, battles can be won by a single combatant. You start out with a few basic tactics, but as you make progress more specific commands become available.

I've heard about this.  Like you can make them look for treasure or look for an exit.  I hear they're actually pretty good at this too.  I guess not all AI is bad.  Think of teammates AI from "Tales of..." series.  The only thing I still don't like about it is, I wonder how smart/efficient the AI is when it comes to healing.  I know in some rpg's waiting to heal for one turn can mean a whole wipe.  Hopefully the AI is smart enough.

Some will enjoy it, some will hate it. I would guess it's to keep the players from conquering the tower in a single night. There are some nights when you don't have to worry about the fatigue status.

I hear there are also blocks that stop you from going above <x> floor number.  As for the some nights that you don't have to worry about fatigue status, I didn't know that.  Thanks for telling me.  That's good considering a tired party could make a big difference in a difficult battle.

This is... false I would say. Considering the dungeon crawling is only one aspect of the overall package.

Which part is false?  I realize it's not a total dungeon crawler since during the day you go to school, socialize, do your afterschool stuff.  However it seems beside that, it's a dungeon crawler.  However, from what I am told, the battles can be very fast paced (ala DDS, perhaps). Not only that, but there are no random encounters.  

The only part I could see to be false, tbh, is the one dungeon/tower.  And I really hope it is false and there is more than one dungeon.

Main character dies = game over.

Again, nothing new in Megaten.

I forgot about that, since I'm used to DDS.  I can live with this as well, assuming the AI is smart enough to keep the main character healed.

From the looks of it, a bad dub could really ruin this game... Let's hope Atlus does a top quality job like it did with Avatar Tuner I/II (or atleast hope the game has an off feature).

Agreed.  DDS had some very enjoyable voice acting.  I hope Persona 3's is just as good.  As for the off feature, it's doubtful since the Japanese version does not even have subtitles (for the hard of hearing).  I hope they do put in subtitles for the english version.  Sometimes it's just tough to understand what they're saying with the music on (Grandia 3 comes to mind...).
2726  Media / Single-Player RPGs / This Fall/Winter is gonna suck....but is also awesome. on: July 18, 2006, 07:16:24 PM
Ton of interesting games coming out.

If the rogue galaxy delay is indeed true, I won't be crying any tears.  I am interested in this game but there is just too much coming out in the next few months.  Maybe i'll have more of a break by the time it comes out.  At this point, I couldn't even give a shit about the new consoles because there are just too many good games coming out for the PS2.

Persona 3 also seems more likely for a winter release, so i'm glad about that too.  If it comes out, I won't complain but we'll just have to wait and see.

The games i'm looking forward to the most are Valkyrie Profile 2 (Ryan says it's great, so i'll take his word for it), FFXII, and .hack//GU.  I'm looking forward to all the games, but those are sticking out the most for me at the moment.  My wallet is weeping.
2727  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy III DS gameplay video! on: July 18, 2006, 07:10:23 PM
Pretty interesting video (only saw some, I'm on dial-up and fairly impatient, so I didn't wait for it all to load).

I'm pretty interested in the game.  It gives me portable RPG action and a new RPG none the less (new to me, at least).  Also, it seems to have some kind of job system.  Even if it's not like FF5's, which I liked, it still scores points with me.  Definitely looking forward to it.  DS fun = WIN.
2728  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Persona 3 Unveiled on: July 18, 2006, 07:04:45 PM
The music in this game is indeed pretty cool.  

However after reading some of the various importers impressions, I am very unsure if Persona 3 is worth a purchase.

    - No control over your party members other than "tactics setup". Meaning they do what they want.  I hear the AI is fairly smart, but there are times they fuck up and cost you to lose.
    - Your party members get tired.  Kinda adds to the realism and this is less a "con" per se, but probably will just be an annoyance.
    - This is a dungeon crawler to the extreme.  From what I read, you are student by day, dungeon crawler by night.  There is only one tower (think Grandia Extreme).  However, many people who said this didn't seem to get extremely far, so maybe it changes.  Also, there are no save points in the dungeon, but each floor has a teleporter that teleports you to the beginning.
    - Main character dies = game over.

Those are really only the bad parts I can remember.  But I have such an interest in daily Japanese life, the whole school and afterschool club part REALLY interests me.  If they keep the whole Japanese aspect and not change a lot of stuff and leave things how they are in game, I will probably pick it up anyhow since it still piques my interest.  I really wish they'd have a bi-lingual option, but since there are no options for subtitles at all in the Japanese version, I'm guessing the english release will be English Dub only.

Also, the Japanese version had an easy and normal mode which sways my interest for being a big pussy.
2729  The Rest / General Discussions / All new and better DS on: July 18, 2006, 06:50:57 PM
Yeah... so I got a regular DS for my birthday a couple months ago because I did not know about the DS Lite.  So, I sold my DS on ebay recently to fund my DS Lite purchase (a friend told me I'm a dick for selling it, i'd have to agree).

The DS Lite is definitely awesome.  Definitely worth the purchase.

I as well just need more games.  FFIII and new Yoshi's Island cannot come out soon enough to fuel my need to play with my shiny new toy.
2730  The Rest / The Bazaar / WTB Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow on: July 18, 2006, 06:47:18 PM
I would like this also.  I sent a PM to Daggerstrike.  Anyone else can PM me incase s/he doesn't have it.

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